Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Minute Friday: My Exact Age

Yay! It's Five Minute Friday.

One of my favorite times of the week in this little bloggy world.

I love joining up with the other 5 minutes word mavericks each week and seeing how they share their lives through just a ONE word prompt....without a lot of fuss, fanfare, and editing!

So after you check out my prompt, won't you hop on over to Lisa Jo's place and check out the other posts?


Give LISA-JO some HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE as she celebrates another year of life and love!!
Cause she is such a FAB, AWESOME woman, host, momma, wife, leader, and writer!!

This week's prompt: OLDER


I am not one of those people who wants to get older.

But then again, if you have major estrogen running through your veins, who does right?

I took a Real Age test last week, and I came out to my "exact age."

And two weeks ago, I let the guy at the fair guess my age for a stuffed animal because I was "SURE" that I could stump him.

He, too, guessed


And, well, I am going to be ego took a beating.

I know, I's better than being guessed older, right?

But I don't WHOLE life, people always thought I was younger than what I was.

And as a teenager, I HATED it!


as a "grown-up"

I have learned to

and even
cherish it.

But now due to stressors and physical issues, my body is betraying me.

So what do I do?

I stop for a minute.

In the middle of my lamenting.

I pause.

I ponder.

I think.

My heart.
My mind.
My love.
My grace.
My point of view.


That's older too....and maybe....just maybe.....

That makes it worth it.


But that doesn't mean I won't be using that new night cream I heard about the other day.....

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Jenny H said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE this post.  I just REALLY noticed the lines around my eyes in a photo last week.  Scary.  But with the bad comes the good, or I guess that is what we need to remind ourselves, right?   And what was the name of that night cream?  ;-) 

wildoptimist said... Best Blogger Tips

stopping by from gypsy mama- and so glad I did.  Don't worry about your "real age!"  Like the song says, "the lines across my face tell you the story of where I've been  . . ."  and you have a lot of story to write!  Looking forward to reading it!

HopeUnbroken said... Best Blogger Tips

it absolutely is worth it!  don't ever doubt it :-)  

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

This is cute - I struggle everyday with being 41 but my mind still thinking it's 19 ... hopefully I'll grow-up one day - lol   PS could you let me in on the night cream - lol - Happy friday and age is a beautiful thing - hey- bada-boom-bada-bing!

Katy said... Best Blogger Tips

uh oh! people always tell me i look WAY younger. i got asked if i was like 15 the other day...and i was like uh no. here's to hoping i see the bright side when they start saying the exact age =) 

TripleBraided said... Best Blogger Tips

People stopped commenting me looking younger than I am a few years ago, too, and it was hard!  I think the new age perscpective is worth it! :-)

Enjoyed your post today!  Have a great weekend!

thegypsymama said... Best Blogger Tips

Aw, loved this one! Yes, growing into our age - it can be a good thing :)

kelly sundberg said... Best Blogger Tips

wait did I miss never said what your age because I am a carnie at heart I would say 25? you look great no doubt. and I hope that wasn't high- and where's this test I wanna take it too! have a great friday! and as always great blog!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

people have always thought i looked older, which was cool when i was....say, 12, but not so much anymore :) here's to treasuring my older heart, mind, love, grace...and night cream!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Lindsey, This was so fun to read!  It makes me think of the Father gazing at us, his girls, knowing we are the perfect age!   

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Girl! You are TOO kind! And you TOTALLY made my day!  I am actually 32....but if you thought I looked 25....I will hang on to that one for AWHILE! LOL!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Will you pop back over and leave me your blog address...I would LOVE to return the visit! - enjoy!  Let me know how you come out!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...yay! So glad to have you stop by...and on YOUR birthday, no less!  Thanks for this GRRRRREAT community you are building and investing in here! I LOVE to be a part of it!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hang onto it for AS long as you can!  It is TRULY a gift!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that image! Thanks, Jennifer!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

My "baby" sister was always the "older" looking one, and I like to tease her about it...and then I got busted! Oh, well!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank, Brenda! You are right! Life's value is ALL about our perspective, right?  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Misty said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, Lindsey! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am really glad I came over to visit yours also. I love the "Sometimes Faith" post! And I definitely relate to this one...I'm also "30-ish" and definitely using my night cream. :)

Misty said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry. I just posted below, but it didn't show all my info. I'm I'll keep reading! :)

David N Jeri Taira said... Best Blogger Tips

You have me pondering and cracking up all in the same reading. Love it! Thank you so much for that. Joy, joy, joy. ~ Jeri

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL! Thanks @128aace566a0a6172ed24c02240ba776  The cream is actually called Night Restore by Mary Kay. I haven't purchased it yet, but I am REALLY thinking about it...A LOT!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much! What a poetic way to put it!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL...NEVER grow up! Let's be like Peter Pan...and my mom! She is a great example of keeping that childlike wonder!  Love your word-style! SO FUN!  Oh and PS....the cream is Night Restore by Mary Kay...but I actually haven't tried it yet!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL...I actually need to USE some night cream...I am so lazy about that whole process which I guess is starting to show! Thanks for stopping by and splashing around!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...thanks! That's awesome! You have a contagious spirit! Beautiful!

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